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Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
800-922-8825
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had such a good time here! The ride was 40 minutes up, an hour at the top, and 40 minutes down. The train was clean, our guide was informative and a lot of fun, and the views were breathtaking. We debated driving up vs. taking the cog and I'm happy with our decision! We would have never learned as... More

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Shelburne, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The view is wonderful....and the actually old fashioned cog railway is like nothing else. Slow moving, old steam rail car that actually goes up the mountain, the diagonal you are on can be sharp at times, very fun....but all the way up...you see amazing views. It's quiet and beautiful...at the top, there's a small snack bar too that's fun to... More

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Plainville, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a must see activity if you are going to Mount Washington! The best way to go up the mountain, saves your car the headache. The train conductors were friendly and informative. It is best to check whether there is visibility when you get on top of the mountain, or there won't be much to see. The view on... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you have driven up any mountains, taking the cog train is so much better! The guides are informative and fun. What I didn't particularly care for was the request for a tip.

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Clacton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The cog railway was a great experience. The brake man was very funny but informative at the same time and made the trip to the top very interesting. Unfortunately it was very cloudy at the top so the views were non-existent but the museum was good and showed pictures of what the view could be, the hot chocolate was lovely... More

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Belfast
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Very relaxed way to get to the top of the mountain. Views on the way are terrific. Well worth the time if you're close enough. We were very lucky with the weather with clear skies and a warm day. NOTE: at the top of the mountain there was snow/ice so even though you might be warm enough for a tee... More

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Easton, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My son's friend never went to the White Mountains, so we figured we would start him off right by going right to the top of the "big" one! You may look at the price and have to think twice, but it is well worth it. They were doing a lot of construction up top and I'm sure it will just... More

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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Yesterday was dreadful with rain and clouds. Today promised sun. We wore jeans, fleece and coats. The cafe was very disappointing but we got toast and coffee prior to our ride. The trip itself was great fun taking about 50 mins to reach the top. The train guide was lovely, humorous and informative. We were so lucky with the weather... More

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Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Had a perfect day the view was incredible, and the crews, and ride entertaining. Ranger at the top was fun to talk to about his nights staying in the winter.

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Keansburg, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I went just after Labor day, and knew it would be cool and foggy at the summit. Others had no clue. Babies in diapers and t's in 45 degrees and their parents complaing about it. Really? Didn't read the brochure? Trip up was fine, down was awful. Brakeman spent the trip seriously hawking some book and natural product. The entire... More

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